One of the ways to support the preservation of the history of Hamilton County is to include a provision in your will that a share of your estate will be distributed to The Plainsman Museum and the Hamilton County Historical Society. Instead of a will, you may have planned your estate through a revocable trust. A transfer to the museum and historical society from your trust will bring you the same tax and planning benefits as a bequest from a will. This gift may be made directly to the historical society’s endowment fund, or you may wish to set up a Charitable Bequest with the Hamilton Community Foundation.
“The mission of the Hamilton Community Foundation is to meet the charitable and humanitarian needs of Hamilton County today and for generations to come.” The Hamilton Community Foundation is partnering with the museum to help plan and administer your contribution of funds, large or small, to benefit our mission to preserve and maintain our county’s history. All contributions have potential income tax as well as estate and gift tax incentives. For more information you can visit their website, hcfne.org, or call 402-694-3200.
The Plainsman Museum began as a grassroots effort to create a place where local history could be interpreted through exhibits and educational programming. Since July 4, 1976 the staff, volunteers and board members have made it their mission to keep the stories of Hamilton County alive. Now, forty-five years later, we continue to embrace this vision as we work to ensure that our contribution to the life of the community is here for future generations to explore and enjoy.